ETOT In-Person 6th

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The (never ending) quest for operational efficiency

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Do the combined forces of remote working and Brexit give a stronger argument than ever for offshoring? If so how sustainable is it? What are the control implications?
• Which operational efficiency initiatives are yielding the greatest returns presently? What are the easy wins?
• Where can new technologies further enhance and improve automation?

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Challenges and plans of the brokers, exchanges and clearing houses

Thumbnail Christian Baer, Secretary General, EUROPEX

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Too many broker branches to handle? Impact of Brexit and the work of EFET in this space
• How can clearing houses handle the increasing internationalisation of the markets?
• Are we keeping up with the pace of new product development?

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eSM (electronic Settlement Matching) implementation: What now?

PANEL DISCUSSION
Commencing with an update from the EFET eSM Working Group
eSM has changed the way the European OTC markets have operated up to now. This session will look at:
• Benefits of automation and the new settlement standards
• Standardisation around settlement time: How soon can it be implemented?
• Brokers’ perspectives on eSM
• Cross jurisdictional issues

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eSM - Fidectus implementation case study

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eSM - Equias implementation case study

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Getting there at last... Shorter settlement periods on the horizon?

PRESENTATION
• An overview of the work of the EFET WG
• Credit risk benefits
• Implications for internal accounting procedures

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch

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PPAs in the back office – getting the management, pricing, and workflow right

PRESENTATION
• Key differences in the back office when handling PPAs
• Understanding transactional flows
• Pricing challenges

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Decarbonisation, renewables and “going green” - What does that mean for the back office?

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
• What are the most relevant exchange and OTC offerings? Which are truly products of the future?
• How to handle the enormous numbers of international allowance registers?
• ESG reporting in production and transportation chains. How to calculate and report?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Coffee Break

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What’s next in algo trading and how is it going to affect the back office?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the back office implications of algo trading breaking out of spot trading?
• Best practises in new ways of working with front, middle office and IT
• Old systems? New systems? Hybrid systems?

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AI – practical applications seen so far for the back office

PRESENTATION
• Can AI eliminate operational risk in the back office?
• Reducing operational deal lifecycles via AI
• What are the possibilities over the next decade?